The Lands of the Magic Kingdom

Your guide to navigating Disney World's most famous park.

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    Main Street, U.S.A.

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    Walt Disney's childhood in Marceline, Mo., inspired this re-creation of a bustling thoroughfare in early 20th century America, complete with horse-drawn trolley and vintage barbershop. Guests at Main Street, U.S.A. will also enjoy street performances from talented singers and dancers including the famous Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet who perform in their trademark striped vests, bowties, and straw hats. 

    Main Street, U.S.A. attractions include:

    • The Walt Disney World Railroad, a vintage steam engine that provides a scenic trip around the park with stops in Frontierland and Fantasyland. 
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    Adventureland

    Disney’s “True-Life Adventure” documentary films provided the spark for this exotic land of jungles and wild animals. This land is also known to have some of the better souvenir shops in the entire park — Island Supply by Sunglass Hut is a great place to pick up new shades. Adventureland as a whole is a sort of a mishmash of different exotic island themes, but it's well worth the visit. 

    Adventureland attractions include:

    • Pirates of the Caribbean, a rollicking buccaneer boat ride now featuring Captain Jack Sparrow and other major characters from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series.
    • Jungle Cruise, a tongue-in-cheek trek down the world’s most famous rivers.
    • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, a high-flying spin on a magic carpet.
    • The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management, which puts a humorous spin on Disney’s first attraction to feature the three-dimensional storytelling of Audio-Animatronics.
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    Frontierland

    Tall tales of the Wild West come to life in this prairie outpost where cowboys and miners roam. Fronteirland is Disney World's western-themed land and it's loaded with Tom Sawyer-esque appeal. The dinning options in Frontierland are themed, too, so if you're looking for tacos, burritos, or fajitas this is the place to get them. 

    Frontierland attractions include:

    • Splash Mountain, a zip-a-dee-doo-dah log ride in search of Br'er Rabbit's "laughing place."
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a roller coaster ride through towering mesas and an unstable mine. Fastpass, a Height restriction of 40".
    • Country Bear Jamboree, a raucous revue of singing bears.
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    Liberty Square

    Step back to the age of colonial America in this land honoring the country's early heritage. Guests are greeted by a replica of the Liberty Bell in this land, reminiscent of Williamsburg, Va. Liberty Square is small and rather unassuming, compared to some of the other areas of the park, but it's worth the visit, if not to simply ride The Haunted Mansion, a Disney World classic. 

    Liberty Square attractions include:

    • The Haunted Mansion, a gothic manor containing a host of family-friendly frights from 999 happy haunts.
    • Hall of Presidents, a stirring Audio-Animatronics salute to the United States' chief executives and the struggles that built America.
    • Liberty Square Riverboat makes its way along the Rivers of America in Frontierland.
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    Fantasyland

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    Mimicked from one of Disney World's original lands, Fantasyland aspires to be the happiest land of them all. Fairy tales spring from storybook pages in this whimsical land of castles, princesses, and flying elephants.

    Fantasyland attractions include:

    • “Mickey’s PhilharMagic,” a 3-D “sym-funny” of Disney music and characters presented in cutting-edge computer animation. Recommended for all ages.
    • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which sends guests on a gentle journey through the Hundred Acre Wood.
    • “It's a small world,” a musical voyage past colorfully costumed dolls of all nationalities.
    • Peter Pan’s Flight, a pixie-dusted flight above London to Neverland.
    • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, a beautifully preserved merry-go-round of mighty steeds.
    • Dumbo the Flying Elephant, a two-seater, popular kiddie ride.
    • Mad Tea Party, whirls and twirls across the stage for the Mad Hatter's un-birthday party.
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, this roller coaster takes guests on a magical journey into the...MORE dwarfs' diamond mine.

    Play areas and Live Character Interaction at Fantasyland:

    • Ariel's Grotto, here guests have the opportunity  to meet the mermaid heroine of "The Little Mermaid" throughout the day and explore her gadgets and gizmos.
    • Fairytale Garden, a rotating cast of characters stops by this area to meet and greet guests throughout the day. 
    • After the Mad Tea Party, characters from "Alice in Wonderland" greet guests several times each morning near the attraction.
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    Tomorrowland

    Leap forward into the future in this neon-lit land of rocket ships and aliens. Tomorrowland is filled with futuristic rides with themes you'll recognize from movies you love. Pixar's The Incredibles will be taking over Tomorrowland during the summer of 2018, so keep your eyes open for Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone. 

    Major attractions in Tomorrowland include:

    • Stitch’s Great Escape! a close encounter with the naughty alien of “Lilo & Stitch.” This ride is seasonal. If it's closed during your visit the area is used instead as the location to meet and greet characters from the movie.
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, a whirling interactive battle against evil Emperor Zurg.
    • Space Mountain, a high-speed roller coaster ride through the cosmos.
    • Astro Orbiter, board machine-age rockets and take a high-flying spin through the whirling planets.
    • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a musical comedy show originally debuted the 1964 World’s Fair.
    • Tomorrowland Speedway lets...MORE guests take the wheel and drive around a 2000-foot racetrack. 
    • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover takes riders on a leisurely tour of Tomorrowland. It's a great way to see the whole park.